Continuing to support last year’s Sensory Records release of their acclaimed fourth LP, Mountain Fever, Israeli progressive metal outfit SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE presents an energetic live video of the album’s title track, premiered through New Noise Magazine.
SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE released Mountain Fever in May 2021, the album boasting ten new songs which continue to push the balance between pioneering experimentalism to their own take on modern pop culture and its manifestation in the Middle East. Revealing an album composed of African and Balkan brass sections, Arabic violins, and extended vocal techniques, the band explores radio friendly hooks that emerge out of heavy riffs and polychromatic arrangements. Mountain Fever has received international praise from fans and the media alike, with entries on many best-of 2021 lists and more.
Mountain Fever features guest contributions including drums from Matan Shmuely (Orphaned Land), bouzouki and lead guitars on “Mångata” by Idan Amsalem (Orphaned Land), and vocals on “Somewhere I Sadly Belong” by Melechesh Ashmedi (Melechesh) and Jackie Hole (The Super Things). The album was recorded in Golan Heights, Israel with David Castillo and sent to Fascination Street in Örebro, Sweden (Leprous, Katatonia, Opeth) where it was mixed by Jens Bogren and mastered by Tony Lindgren, then completed with artwork and layout by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media.
SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE has supported the album with live excursions across parts of the Middle East and beyond as pandemic precautions will safely allow, and one of the highlights of these shows included a spot headlining the Israeli Metal Fest in October. The show was documented in its entirety and the band now presents a lively, multi-camera video of their performance of Mountain Fever’s epic title track at the concert.
Lead vocalist Davidavi Dolev states, “Hey World! We’re coming to get you! All of you! So what if we’re oceans apart? So what if the pandemic prevents us from touring? None it matters; if we can’t come to you in the flesh, we shall come to you through the ether of the world wide web! We are very excited to share with you a live version of the title song from our new album Mountain Fever. We’re working day and night to get to you; in the meantime, we wanted to share with you how our shows in Israel looks like. Come join us. We have Humus.”
Founding guitarist Tomer Pink says, “We’ve been busting our asses to bring you the closest experience of what our shows are all about. We miss our audience overseas so much, stay tuned, we have a feeling we shall meet again soon.”
Watch SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE’s live version of “Mountain Fever” first at New Noise Magazine RIGHT HERE.
Watch for additional videos from the Israeli Metal Fest set and other live footage to be posted over the months ahead. The band continues to book tour dates as well. In February, they’ve confirmed Analogue Sessions in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, in March a huge custom party The Big Submasq’s Carnival in Tel Aviv, in April a gig in Germany with more German dates posting shortly, in May they’ll headline the Old Tribe Desert Rock Festival in Israel’s Judea Desert, with more Spring dates abroad to be published soon.
SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE Live:
2/19/2022 Analogue Sessions @ Mazkeka – Jerusalem, IL
2/23/2022 Analogue Sessions @ Tmuna Theatre – Tel Aviv, IL (sold out)
3/19/2022 The Big Submasq’s Carnival @ The Gagarin Club – Tel Aviv, IL
4/22/2022 FranzK – Reutlingen, DE
5/20/2022 Old Tribe Desert Rock Festival – Judea Desert, IL